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I so don't want this. 

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Hey, Martin has won in the playoffs.

Just once since 2003 and just seven series out of 19, but he’s won.

And he has made the playoffs as a head coach two more times the past 13 years than Housley ever did.

 

Seriously, Martin is a 66-year-old who has been a professional coach for 35 years and on an NHL bench for most of the past 30. He’s seen it all and is probably a lot smarter and more capable than we give him credit for.

And he might be the least inspiring hire I can think of.

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1 minute ago, That Aud Smell said:

I don't know enough about this guy to join in the crying.

Hasn't been a head coach since 2012. Penguins Assistant. Made it to the conference finals once as a head coach but seems lose in the first round A LOT. 

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Would be a huge mistake, but the sooner he gets here, the sooner he leaves here, and the sooner Botterill leaves with him, and the sooner we stop trying to copy all things Pittsburgh, which isn't going to work with our group anyway.

Having said that, it would be easier just to avoid him in the first place.

 

 

 

 

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Well, I suppose the "experience is far and away the most important thing" crew might be happy? Can't imagine being excited about this. 

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The game changes. Players change. Any 'experience' that is more than 10 years in the past (maybe even less than that) might not mean much, as today's game is much different.  Show me someone's credentials in the past 5 years...MAYBE take into consideration what they have done for the 5 years previous to that....beyond that I don't care much.

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1 hour ago, Sidc3000 said:

If you haven't clicked yet, don't bother.  There's more info and better gifs in this thread.

Edited by Doohickie

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2 minutes ago, ... said:

The best Tweet so far:

 

Coming from Harry Neale, that's really saying something.

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This image from that wivb article isn't that flattering. Mike  Sullivan doing the coaching while Martin stands there with a dumb look on his face & his hands in his pockets: image.thumb.png.e71239cd17d93f993426b1ae93e518c5.png

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3 minutes ago, MillerVaive said:

This image from that wivb article isn't that flattering. Mike  Sullivan doing the coaching while Martin stands there with a dumb look on his face & his hands in his pockets: image.thumb.png.e71239cd17d93f993426b1ae93e518c5.png

You can find a million shots of the AC doing all the coaching and the HC doing nothing

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Martin bio from his amateur hockey school in Ottawa:

http://www.jacquesmartinhockey.com/staff/jacques-martin/

"Two time Stanley Cup winner Jacques Martin is currently an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being hired on August 9, 2013. 

Martin, 65, has spent over 30 years coaching at the NHL level, serving as head coach with St. Louis (1986-88), Ottawa (1995-2004), Florida (2005-08) and Montreal (2009-12) and as an assistant coach with Chicago (1988-90) and Quebec/Colorado (1990-95). Martin also worked a dual role as general manager of the Florida Panthers from 2006-08. 

Martin served as associate coach for two Canadian Olympic teams in 2002 and 2006. He helped lead the 2002 squad to a gold medal in Salt Lake City. He has also won a gold medal at both the 2004 World Cup as Associate Coach and 2007 World Championships as an Assistant General Manager in Moscow.

Martin, a St-Pascal, Ontario native, was a Jack Adams Award recipient as NHL Coach of the Year with Ottawa in 1998-99, and was a finalist on three other occasions (1996-97; 2000-01; 2002-03). 

Martin’s NHL head coaching resume includes 1,294 games, 613 wins and 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons. He ranks 12th all-time in games coached in NHL history. 

Before becoming an NHL coach, Martin spent three seasons coaching in the Ontario Hockey League – two as an assistant with Peterborough (1983-85) and one as head coach with Guelph (1985-86). He led Guelph to the Memorial Cup championship during his lone season and earned OHL Coach of the Year. 

Martin played college hockey at St. Lawrence University as a goaltender. 

Jacques has two daughters, a granddaughter and 3 grandsons."

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